Mt. Sinai Cherubim & Seraphim Church, MN holds unshaken faith in the bible as the word of God and in salvation through Jesus Christ and the Trinity in unity. We believe in the use of incense, burning candles, and resurrection from death. We also believe in the curative effect of prayer for all afflictions, spiritual or otherwise, but condemn and abhor the use of charms, fetish witchcraft, sorcery of any kind, and all heathenish sacrifices and practices.

However, with that being said, we are not adverse to the judicial use of curative herbs, engagement of qualified medical practitioners, and use of patented medicine. Our Church endorses and practices the sanctification of water and Olive oil with prayer and the effects of such consecration of Holy water for every purpose.

Shoes are not allowed in the sanctuary. All females, (both members and non-members), must cover their heads in the sanctuary and may not enter the sanctuary during their monthly menstrual periods. Men must uncover their heads in the sanctuary.

Members are encouraged to wear prayer robe and girdle during all worship services. Though wearing of prayer robes during worships are encouraged, members and non-members who do not wear prayer robes are not prohibited from entering the sanctuary or worshiping with the congregation. However, members must have faith in prayers and the Holy Bible and abide by the Mt. Sinai Cherubim & Seraphim Church doctrine.





As a spiritual Church, the Spirit of the Lord directs our activities through prophecy, visions, speaking in tongues and interpretations. The Patron of Cherubim and Seraphim Churches is the Arch Angel Michael, whom we call upon for protection and fighting our battles against evil spirits and principalities of this world.


Our Church memberships include different races and countries. We welcome every person that wants to worship with us irrespective of race, color or country of origin as long as they accept Jesus as their Savior, believe in prayer and the Holy Bible.


Mt. Sinai Cherubim and Seraphim Church, MN is an offspring of The Holy Church Cherubim and Seraphim Mt. Sinai located along third mainland bridge, Ebute-Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria.

The Holy Church Cherubim and Seraphim Mt. Sinai is a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim Ikirun Conference, a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification.



Saint Moses Orimolade Tunolase established Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Nigeria in 1925. Mt. Sinai Cherubim & Seraphim Church arose from Cherubim and Seraphim Church. The spiritual Leader is Apostle (Dr.) Peter Lekan Akintayo, while Samuel Oyewole and Niyi Ero-Philips are the pioneers of Mt. Sinai Cherubim & Seraphim Church, MN, USA.

Mt. Sinai Cherubim & Seraphim Church, MN, USA is the first white garment Church in Minnesota, though there are other Cherubim and Seraphim Churches in cities across the US, Canada, and parts of the world such as Asia and Europe. Other white garment Churches have either directly or indirectly been established in Minnesota through our existence.

In 1989, we started as friends that gathered together for monthly bible studies in the basement of Samuel Oyewole, who later became the Pastor because of his spiritual background, education, and knowledge of Cherubim and Seraphim As more people knew about our gathering, they came and we extended the meeting to weekly bible studies and monthly night vigil. We all attended our individual Churches on Sundays. As members interest increased, prayers became answered, and opportunities sought opened, members decided that we should have Sunday Service once a month. After a few weeks, there was a consensus to make the Church everyone's new primary place of worship; subsequently registering the church in 1992.

As 1995 approached, numbers continued to grow, and Mt. Sinai Cherubim & Seraphim Churchleft the Oyewole's basement to rent a hall in St. Paul on University Avenue. The hall was not conducive to our doctrine, because of its use for parties on weekend and weekdays.

Later in 1996, there were separations within the Church that divided members, nearly and bringing about its end. Fortunately, an elderly mother Madam Gladys Soyomokun appealed to all of us to come together as a body of Christ and quell any existing adversities. We obliged and continued fostering growth and unity to members throughout the Church. Former members that did not return formed the Holy Church of Cherubim and Seraphim Mt. Sinai. The first Celestial Church of Christ in Minnesota was established by Evangelist Adeolu who used to worship with us for some years.

To God be the glory, we approached Pastor Saari of Central Baptist Church in St. Paul, who leased us a place to worship within that Church's basement in 1997. We were in Central Baptist Church building until we purchased our current building in 2004 located at 952 White Bear Avenue North, St. Paul, MN.



Cherubim and Seraphim was established as a Church on Wednesday September 9, 1925. The belief by members is that the Church was established by the Lord Himself and sent to the earth through Late Saint Moses Orimolade and Late Captain Abiodun Akinsowon, who was a young lady that time. Her twenty one day trance marked the beginning of Cherubim and Seraphim. Though Moses Orimolade is the acknowledged founder of Cherubim and Seraphim, he never claimed himself as such. He saw himself as an instrument to the establishment of the will of God.

The birth of Moses Orimolade was mysterious right from his pregnancy to his delivery. He was born on November 1877. It was said that while still in the womb he spoke to his mother and helped her lift a big load of wood to her head. This did not auger well with his father who sought to terminate his pregnancy but was told not to by his Ifa Oracle. His father was told that the child was a powerful messenger of God in whose way nobody should stand. At his birth, it was reported that he walked the moment he was born carrying his placenta and also spoke simultaneously. This was an embarrassment and event never experienced and he was forced down through some Ifa incantation. This explains why he could not walk for a while. The story and life of Moses Orimolade can be found in several publications.

What we know today as Cherubim and Seraphim Church started as Bible class and prayer fellowship by a group of people. The group gained recognition through its accurate prophecies and ability to shield people from satanic influences. Hence, the Aladura band (Praying Band) was formed by Moses Orimolade in 1918.

The 1918 Spanish influenza which killed over 50 million worldwide dating from March 1918 to June 1920 brought the Aladura Band into light. It was observed that as bad as the influenza was, no members of the Aladura group were affected by this pandemic. This spurred the growth and spread of the Aladura Band in 1920s. This also captured the interest of the west Europeans that came to witness this news.

On July 12, 1924, Moses Orimolade returned to Lagos from his preaching to neighboring cities and lodged with the sexton of a Holy Trinity Church called Emmanuel Oladimeji who was from his home town. Moses Orimolade never had a place of his own. Being a season preacher and a fervent prayer, he was well recognized and respected. Thus the name, "Baba Aladura". (Father that Prays). This was not a title as it is today. The acceptance and popularity of Moses Orimolade amongst members of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church when he prayed or preached brought insecurity and envy for the Pastors and elders of the Anglican Church. Moses Orimolade was then banded from the Church on September 11, 1924.

Abiodun Akinsowon was a charismatic woman who led the band tour from Lagos westward, thereby establishing most of the churches in West Africa. Her effective leadership earned her "Captain Abiodun" as she was popularly called. It was never a title.

Abiodun Akinsowon was born in Abeokuta, but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She was a devoted Anglican until her spiritual trance of twenty one days which in 1925 was taken as melancholy to some people. Moses Orimolade came to pray for Abiodun Akinsowon and she spoke to him in spirit, thereafter, regained consciousness and prophesied. After this incident people began to gather at her house in Lagos regularly for prayers and visions; it soon became a distraction, and she was consequently taken to live with Moses Orimolade. She joined the Aladura Band and became the first visionist. This began the ministry known today as Cherubim and Seraphim Church.

Moses Orimolade realized that the fellowship will reach a natural death, except it belongs to an organized society. The fellowship then organized a three day prayer and fasting to request of the Lord. The revelation by two different visionists from two different areas revealed "SE" and "RA", which was interpreted as SERAPHIM, whom are the angels that worship before the thrown of God. Hence, on this day Wednesday September 19, 1925, the Aladura Band became Seraphim Band. The addition of Cherubim was on March 26, 1926 through vision to reflect the heavenly host called the Cherubim and Seraphim.

Captain Abiodun left the band to form Cherubim and Seraphim Society in 1929. It was reported that she left because she failed to convince Moses Orimolade to refuse the service of a volunteer house helper widow (Iya Ijesha), healed by the Aladura Band. This was beginning of the division amongst the Cherubim and Seraphim Church.

After futile efforts to unite captain Abiodun together with Moses Orimolade, the western group formed Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim.

In 1930, a group of elders were elected to draft an Article of Association in preparation for the incorporation of the Association. The first draft was rejected by Moses Orimolade because of an unauthorized clause that transferred the executive leadership and control of the band to the membership of the band. This infuriated the authors and they pulled out of the band to form Praying Band of Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim under the leadership of Ezekiel Davies. The Northern branches moved to become Holy Order of Cherubim and Seraphim movement. The Aladura band was renamed Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim with Moses Orimolade as the founder and Supreme Head (Baba Aladura). Moses Orimolade went around and established many other Churches in different part of the country. He is the accepted founder and head of Cherubim and Seraphim Churches from 1925 to his death in 1933. Since then, there have been other divisions in the Church.